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Volume 79, No. 8 




How students should prepare as 
flu season, and finals, approach 

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Letter to the Editor: Student 
reacts to Jarboes protesting Sam- 
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New service portrays students in positive light 

La Vie reviews Justin Timber lake's 
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Rosemary Bucher '14 

Russell Calkins '13 

Perspectives Editor 

Many students find them- 
selves searching their own 
name on the Internet to 
see the results. Some- 
times they find 
links to athletic, 
academic, and 
artistic achieve- 
ments, but most 
of the time, the 
very first link 
in the search 
results is Face- 
book or a past 
social media ad- 
venture that may 
leave a sour impres- 
sion on potential em- 
ployers. But what is the 
best way to give students a 
positive presence on the Inter- 

Lebanon Valley has been using 
software readmedia as its service 
for releasing statements about 
student achievements. These 

achievements can be anything 
from studying abroad, student 
leadership, or academic success. 

Readmedia generates an in- 
dividual URL for each 
press release and organizes these 

releases into one profile page with 
badges indicating achievements 
with a service called readabout. 

Emily Summey, Director of 
Media Relations and Cam- 
pus Communications, 
is responsible for dis- 
tributing accom- 
plishments to lo- 
cal newspapers 
and interacts 
with school 
to obtain ap- 
for release. 
looking to fill 
an internship 
or a job, an em- 
ployer may Google 
a students name. 
The advantage of read- is that this gives 
employees insight into the stu- 
dent s achievements and positive 
impact at LVC. The 

See RE AD AB OUT.ME | Page 2 

Student loan forgiveness could affect today s students 

Brittney Falter ' 1 5 

NlKKI WlLHELM ' 1 5 

La Vie Staff Writers 

As most college students near 
graduation, student loans and 
the unstable job market become 
a growing concern. Fortunately 
for students across the country, 
President Obama signed the 
Student Loan Reform in July of 
2010. At first, the reform wasn't 
set to start until July 2014, but 
Obama is now making it effective 
in January 2012. 

Obama's Student Loan Re- 


form is a program to make it easi- 
er for students to repay loans and 
avoid suffocating debt. Rather 
than make payments on multiple 
loans each month, Obama has 
reduced it to one monthly bill. 
Additionally, a 0.5% reduction on 
interest rates on certain loans will 
be enforced. The new repayment 
schedule will be income-based so 
students don't have to pay more 
than 10% of their discretionary 
income monthly. 

Anyone with a guaranteed 
and direct loan will benefit from 
this program. As long as a student 

has a federal loan from no earlier 
than 2008 and plans to take at 
least one or more out following 
2012, they will be eligible for the 
new repayment plan. However, 
students who graduated before 
2011, defaulted a loan, or took 
out private or bank loans will not 
receive governmental aid. 

Student loan forgiveness will 
be possible for full-time employ- 
ment in a career or occupation 
which provides service or ben- 
efits the general public. In 20 

November 10, 2011 

2 12 

band selection 

Justin Roth '14 


The ValleyFest committee has 
begun the search for this year's 
main band to perform at the annual 
spring arts festival. This year's event 
will be held the weekend of April 
20. Surveys concerning student's 
top choices were sent out this week 

"We have asked students to 
identify the top 16 out of the 32 
bands that were researched by the 
committee," said ValleyFest advi- 
sor, Todd Snovel. "We will send 
ongoing surveys so that the student 
body may select their top eight, 
then four, and then select their 
number one choice." 

Snovel serves as advisor for the 
ValleyFest committee for the first 
time this year, he succeeds Brooke 
Donovan. "I'm learning a lot from 
the committee - many of the stu- 
dents have served on the ValleyFest 
committee for many years and they 
are helping me understand the pro- 
cess of planning this festival." 

Once the final four bands are 
selected by the students, the Val- 
leyFest committee will begin the 
process of contracting the bands. 
Currently all the bands publicize 
that they are within ValleyFest's 
price range, but that can change al- 
most overnight. 

"So once we have a top four, 
we'll start the negotiations to see 

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Student Government Updates 1 1.07.1 1 

Nick Thrailkill '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

On November 7th, Student 
Government convened for its 
eighth meeting of the school year to 
hear a request for funding from the 
Active Minds club and to discuss 
concerns about students crossing 
the train tracks near Marquette, 
students parking in the bump-outs 
on Sheridan Ave., the SG webpage, 
inactive lights in the Social Quad, 
concerns about the soda machine 
at the south end of the cafeteria, 
visitor parking concerns, smok- 
ing concerns, and skunk sightings 
around campus. 

Two representatives from the 
Active Minds club presented for 
funding to visit an organizational 
conference, the College Campus 
Conference for Mental Health, 
held at the University of Maryland. 
SG members voted to allot up to 
$200 to the Active Minds club for 
lodging during the conference. 

SG President Ryan Humphries 
'12, Club Liaison Mike Mellon 

'13, Greg Krikorian, Robert Mikus, 
Brent Oberholtzer, Robert Riley, 
and Donald Santostefano toured 
the campus at night on November 
1st to highlight any concerns with 
the campus. Humphries reported 
to SG that students are not allowed 
to cross the train tracks from Mar- 
quette to the athletic fields because 
the train tracks are not LVC prop- 
erty. This action qualifies as a mis- 

Furthermore, Humphries said 
that students were not allowed to 
park in the bump-outs on Sheridan 
if they wanted to eat in the cafeteria 
and then drive off. Humphries also 
mentioned that Facilities was plan- 
ning to add more emergency blue 
lights and regular lights around 

Humphries talked with Jas- 
mine Bucher about setting up a 
unified SG webpage on on 
which students can post their con- 
cerns to be discussed at SG meet- 

Facilities is working to get the 
lights in the Social Quad that 

were disrupted by the construc- 
tion on Mund up and running 

SG members responded to 
student concerns that the soda 
machine at the south end of the 
cafeteria was shut off during the 
day by saying that Metz work- 
ers shut off the soda machine at 
night to prevent student misuse 
of the machine. 

In public safety concerns, visi- 
tors are allowed to park on Sheri- 
dan Ave. if they are only coming to 
see an event, but if they are staying 
the night, they must park in the 
Gold Lot. Furthermore, students 
can only smoke if they stand 25 feet 
or more away from any building. 
Facilities is working to move the 
ashtrays outside the dorms further 
away from the dorms. 

Facilities is working to allay stu- 
dent concerns about skunk sight- 
ings on campus. 



READAB0UT.ME: New service highlights student success 

Continued from Page 1 

pages are search engine optimized 
for greater chances at popping up 
in searches. 

" contains only 
good news. It is hoped that read- will counterbalance the 
potential for negative press like 
Facebook pages that may por- CC 
tray things the applicant does 
not want an employer focus- 
ing on," explained Summey. 

Class of 2014 president 
Tito Valdes sees value in the 
communications aspect of "I think its an 
excellent way to network with 
professionals/' he said. 

Summey also noted that 
parents are carbon copied on 
their students' achievements, 
showing their student s success at 

Sophomore Carrie Becker be- 
came acquainted with readabout. 
me after the Class of 2014 fresh- 
man recognition event. "I checked 
it out, and it seemed really cool 
because it sent a copy to my par- 
ents and it sent a copy to me," 
she said. "I just think it's a really 
cool thing for students because it 
releases all of the positive things 
you do in college." 

Another advantage is the 
potential for social media shar- 
ing that provides. 
Achievements can be displayed 
on Facebook, Twitter, Google 
Plus, and so on, also spreading 
public awareness for LVC. 

"I think it would be very bene- 
ficial for people because it creates 

Its an important way 
for college students to 
understand that their 
online presence is just as 
important as a resume." 


a professional profile that you can 
link to your Twitter, Facebook, 
and Google Plus," Becker said. 

Valdes stressed that students 
should be aware of this new ser- 
vice. "It's an important way for 
college students to understand 
that their online presence is just 
as important as a resume." 

Students are encouraged to 
upload professional photos of 
themselves and to fill out their profile to make it 

a more complete resource. "You 
can go on and create a profile," 
Becker added. "It's a pretty cool 
way to get your name out there 
and make sure that you're getting 
recognized the way you should be 
for all that you do at LVC." 

All current news about stu- 
dents is mailed to students' local 
news outlets, where 
their local newspa- 
pers can publicize 
their achievements. in- 
cludes the additional 
advantage of being 
able to display past 
achievements. For 
example, a student 
can contact Summey 
and let her know that 
they want an older 
achievement included on their page such as be- 
ing in a play that ran before read- was used. 

To learn more about read- and readmedia, search 
your name on and 
add to your or contact LVC's Of- 
fice of Marketing and Communi- 


All information courtesy of the LVC Department of Public Safety 


11-02-11 | Mund College Center 

Emergency Assistance 
Emergency assistance provided 

11-04-11 | North College 

Maintenance Issue 

Grounds crew student worker hit light pole 

11-06-11 | Summit Street 


Two car accident involving a parked vehicle 

11-06-11 | Underground 

Indecent Assault 

Indecent assault during UG dance 

11-06-11 | Academic Quad 

Incident Services 
Chalking sidewalk 

11-06-11 | StansonLot 

Incident Services 
Unauthorized use of LVC items 

11-07-11 | Hammond 

Emergency Assistance 
Emergency assistance provided 

11-07-11 | Neidig Garber 


Rape message written on whiteboard on third floor 

11-08-11 | Campus 


Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 11. 



Corrections & Clarifications 

It is our continuing goal to provide readers with complete and accurate 
information. To that end, we welcome and encourage notification of 
any mistakes. Readers who wish to submit corrections should send an 
email to lavie(S), subject line: Corrections. 

La Vie Collegienne November 10, 2011 


VALLEYFEST: Band selection begins 

Continued from Page 1 

which band can fit our budget and 
our schedule/' said Snovel. "We are 
currently looking at changing up 
the schedule a little bit this year... 
more details to come soon." 

Last year s band selection, Get 
the Led Out and Bon Journey both 
cover bands, brought, for the most 
part, negative student attention. 

"The bands this year seem pretty 
good so far/' said Erin Free '14. "I 
just hope they follow through." 

Despite last year's negative at- 
tention, students look forward to 
this year. Some student favorites 
included Mayday Parade, Hello - 
goodbye, We the Kings, Relient 
K, Secondhand Serenade and Mi- 
chelle Branch. 

"While last year they originally 
gave the option of the well-known 
artist, Jason Derulo, this year they 
seem to have a wider variety of art- 
ists," added Savana Kalnoski '14. "I 
was pleasantly surprised with the 
choices, and I look forward to see- 
ing what bands LVC picks." 

Based off of this year's survey, 
the band selection looks promis- 
ing. Be sure to look out for the next 
survey to choose your top bands. 
"I'll guarantee that it will be a great 
weekend," added Snovel. 

For more information regard- 
ing ValleyFestj contact Todd Snovel, 



LOANS: Dealing with student loans post-college 

Continued from Page 1 

years, forgiveness can be attained 
if students make all their pay- 
ments on time without default- 
ing, and forgiveness drops to 10 
years for public service jobs. 

Although student loans will 
still be an issue, making reason- 
able payments will be much eas- 
ier with Obama's Student Loan 

Another concern for students 

is the unpredictable job market. 
At LVC, Career Services provides 
information and support for stu- 
dents preparing for their futures. 
Career Services helps students 
develop skills, interests, and goals 
pertaining to their chosen career 
path. The Job Center allows stu- 
dents to search for opportunities 
that apply to their preferences 
and goals. They can even assist 
with preparation for graduate 
school applications and admis- 

sion assessments. It's important 
not to underestimate the benefits 
this department provides. 

In order to cope with the im- 
minence of entering the real 
world, students can take solace 
in the help Career Services of- 
fers and remember student loans 
won't be so burdensome, thanks 
to Obama. 



Valley Humanities Review offers essay contest, scholarship 

Brittany Soda '13 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Wouldn't it be great to have a 1 
in 10 chance to win the lottery? 

Just picture it, flocks of students 
running to the local gas station to 
pick up their 10 percent chance at 
gaining some serious cash. While 
LVC cannot possibly offer those 
odds for the lottery, it does pro- 
vide opportunity for scholarships, 
including a $500 scholarship from 
The Valley Humanities Review. 

The Valley Humanities Re- 
view has just announced its annual 
Lebanon Valley College Scholar- 
ship Contest. Being sought are es- 
says in the humanities written by 
current LVC students that demon- 
strate high quality, intellectual rigor 
and originality. 

The prize? $500 and publica- 
tion in the Spring 2012 issue. 

The scholarship contest began 
two years ago with the publication's 
first Spring 2010 issue. 

Dr. Laura Eldred, assistant 

professor of English and a faculty 
editor of the journal, explains that 
"for the last 2 years, we've received 
about 10 submissions per year. 
That's a l-in-10 chance of $500. I 
wish that lotteries gave those odds. 
Also, the Valley Humanities Review 
is the only journal in the world pub- 
lishing exceptional undergraduate 
research in the humanities. This is 
a unique and valuable resource that 
LVC offers. It's a prestigious jour- 

The Spring 2010 issue included 
essays from LVC, Brown Univer- 
sity, the University of Miami and 
Harvard. Eldred says that publica- 
tion would "put you in very good 
company" and "look very attrac- 
tive to graduate school admissions 

Winners are selected by faculty 
editors of the journal. In addition 
to Eldred, other editors are Dr. 
Robert Valgenti, Dr. Gary Grieve- 
Carlson, Dr. Michael Schroeder, 
Dr. Grant Taylor, and Dr. Rick 

Previous winners are Christo- 
pher Krause and Eileen Beazley in 
2010 and 201 1, respectively. 

Submissions will be accepted 
from September 1 to December 
15. All submissions should adhere 
to the Chicago style in formatting, 
footnoting and bibliography. Essays 
should be between 3,000 and 6,000 
words, be free of errors and have an 
original title. Essays in languages 
other than English may be 2,000 to 
6,000 words. Please only one essay 
per submission. All contest sub- 
missions should be emailed to sub- 
missions-vhr(5) as a Word 
document attachment. Please list 
the title of the contest to which you 
are submitting in the subject line 
of your email. All contest entries 
should be free of any identifying 
marks such as names or addresses. 
Please give contact information in 
the body of your email. For more 
information, please visit www.lvc. 



Attention Seniors!! 

If you would like your portrait 
featured in this year's edition of 
The Quittapahilla Yearbook, 
Please follow the instructions 
below to sign-up for your FREE 
portrait session. 

Log onto 

enter school code 146 

call 1-800-OUR-YEAR (687-9327) 

NOVEMBER 15th-17th 



Yearbook Office 
(Located in the basement of Mund College Center) 

Questions? E-mail 

Lucas Bohn takes Leedy 

Lucas Bohn 

The Student Programming Board welcomes Lucas Bohn to Leedy 
Theater at 9 p.m. on Friday. His experiences as a fifth-grade teacher in 
Northern Virginia gives him a totally new and penetrating viewpoint 
concerning today s parents, kids, and current events. His high-energy 
show, coupled with his hilarious impersonations, will leave audience 
members in stitches. 


jmdO 1 4(o) 

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New classes expose students to diverse cultures, Salsa as Resistance 
New Spring 2012 course combines dancing, philosophy 

Jocelyn Davis '15 

La Vie Staff Writer 

With the time to register for 
spring 2012 classes among us, the 
Registrar Office has released a list 
of new and special topic courses for 
students to consider when planning 
their classes for next semester. 

Professor Nikolay Karkov will be 
teaching LVC s first ever Salsa as Re- 
sistance in Motion class this spring. 
The class will explore the complex 
intermeshing of culture, politics, 
and dance by introducing students 
to the uniquely Afro -Caribbean 
music and dance of salsa. 

Karkov studied at State Univer- 
sity of New York at Binghamton and 
taught at SUNY Cortland before ar- 
riving at Lebanon Valley College as 
a Religion & Philosophy teaching 
fellow. His idea for this class came 
from classes he previously taught 
while in New York and his own ex- 
perience with dancing. 

"You don't generally associate a 
philosopher with a dancer/' he says, 
adding, "but it expands your circle 
of community and how you think 

Drawing on texts from various 

disciplines, students will explore is- 
sues such as: the highly contested 
origins of salsa;; how it has traveled 
around the world, often under the 
influence of the corporate indus- 
try; and how Afro-Caribbean dance 
forms have helped people of African 


students and himself. Students will 
also be introduced to the dancing of 
salsa, both in couple format and as 
salsa rueda de casino ("wheel" type 
of salsa with multiple partners danc- 
ing in a circle), beginning from basic 
steps and developing towards more 

This class will be useful to 
expose students to a big- 
ger world and other people 
they may encounter in their 
futures through traveling or 


descent retain a collective sense of 
self amid immense oppression, often 
in the absence of a shared language. 

"Ideally, students who sign up for 
this class will be willing to engage in 
the theory and not feel uncomfort- 
able in this new setting," Karkov 

He says the class will establish a 
different relationship between both 

complex patterns. 

"I encourage students to be on 
a first name basis with me,; as stu- 
dents will be dancing with me and 
their classmates at some point in the 

Karkov will also be teaching 
Multiculturalism out of Bounds to 
introduce students to contempo- 
rary debates around multicultural- 

ism. Karkov has never taught this 
course before but feels it will be very 
important and eye opening to LVC 

Karkov, who is originally from 
Eastern Europe, explains, "When I 
first came here, I found nobody that 
was like me. I had no choice but to 
seek out other communities and 
new relationships. This class will be 
useful to expose students to a bigger 
world and other people they may 
encounter in their futures through 
traveling or moving." 

Students will trace the history of 
multicultural politics in the West, 
examine classical literature on the 
subject, explore how multicultur- 
alism intersects with questions on 
gender, class, and race, and explore 
some more nuanced understand- 
ings of "multiculturality." 

"I look forward to having a di- 
verse group of students. Perhaps 
those who are foreign to ideas of 
multiculturalism or who see the 
ideas as irrelevant because of their 
lack of travel," he explains adding, "it 
will create a challenge for both the 
students and me as a professor." 


IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH The Shroyer Health Center is open from Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. 

Justin Roth /LA VIE 

Campus expecting sickness, how to handle classes, health 

Nicki Shepski '15 

Features Editor 

Deck the halls with boughs of 
holly! f Tis the season to be . . . sick? 

It's that time of year again. The air 
is getting colder, and the formerly 
peaceful sounds of birds chirping 
and cool breezes rustling through 
the trees has been replaced with 
harsh coughs and nose blowing. 
The LVC community is becoming 

Students find it harder than 
usual, however, to simply lie in bed 

wearing pajamas and eating plenty 
of chicken noodle soup. Students 
still have to go to class. After all, LVC 
is an institution of higher learning 
(keyword - learning. Not sleeping). 
What should students do in this sit- 
uation? The answer is actually rela- 
tively simple - talk to your professor. 

On page 110 of the student 
handbook, it states that the deci- 
sion to miss class or not is between 
the student and the individual in- 
structor. Valerie Angeli, Director of 
Health Services, said that people 
who are sick should "First, come to 

the health center. Follow the direc- 
tions of the nurse or practitioner. 
Then, contact your professor. Most 
professors are fair and lenient when 
it comes to these situations." Angeli 
can verify your visit with a professor 
with more reservations if necessary. 

Most cases of sickness result 
from viral colds. Although cases of 
strep throat and mononucleosis do 
occur, students should arm them- 
selves against these heavy hitters: 
upper respiratory infections, sinus- 
itis, ear infections and the common 
cold. Defend yourself by practicing 

good hand washing, nutritious eat- 
ing, drinking plenty of fluids (NOT 
out of others' cups, however), and 
getting lots of rest. It is also getting 
colder outside, so make sure you 
bundle up before travelling across 

It can be easy to slip through 
the cracks and find yourself with a 
stuffy nose and a sore throat, but if 
you heed Angeli's advice, you'll be 
more likely to wake up feeling great 
instead of sick. 



Other new 

BUS 390, Fundamentals of 
Project Management 

CSC-290, Applications 
Development for Actuaries 

DCOM-390, Print Media 

DCOM-390, Multimedia 
Video Production 

DSP-320, College 
Colloquium: Capitalism 

DSP-355, Water Worlds: Cities, 
Their Environments and 

DSP- 3 5 6, Liberty and Justice 

FRN- 490, 

Contemporary French and 
Francophone Literature 

ITA-290, Italian Conversation 

MAN- 190, Elementary 
Mandarin II 

MSC-201, Music of the 
United States 

PHL-270, 20th Century 
Linguistic Turn 

PHL-301, Major Authors: 

PHI-311, Multiculturalism 
out of Bounds 

PSY-290 - Persuasion 

REL-31 1, Buying and 
Selling God 

SPA-490, Representations of 
the Spanish Civil War 
in Literature and Cinema 

SOC-22, Crime Scene 

For a list of full course descrip- 
tions, see 
registrar/ documents/ 2012SP_ 

La Vie Collegienne November 10, 2011 5 


Themes of youth, money give In Time energy 

NickiShepski '14 

Features Editor 

Society today is obsessed with 
staying young. From diets to Botox, 
people are incredibly concerned 
with ways that can make them live 
longer, saying "I need more time." 

What would you do if you had 
all the money, or time, in the world? 

In Andrew Meed's In Time, 
time is money - literally. In this 
world, people are genetically engi- 
neered to stop aging at twenty-five. 
At that point, a persons time to live 
is treated as currency, indicated by 
a green, glowing count- down on 
the arm. 

This currency acts just like cur- 
rency in the real world; it costs time 
to get food and pay bills, while you 
get time on pay-day. You can also 
donate time, borrow time, inherit 
time and steal time. The higher- 
class areas with centuries in the 
bank live in a separate "Time Zone" 
from the ghettos, where people are 
literally living day by day. There are 
also timekeepers (cops) that pre- 
vent time from being stolen and 
minute men (gangsters) who steal 
time for a living. 

Justin Timberlake plays Will Sa- 
las, a 28 (or, more often referred to 
as 25 and 3) year-old factory worker 
who works from paycheck to pay- 
check to provide for both 
him and his 50 year old 
mother, played by Olivia 
Wilde, who dies early in 
the movie. One night af- 
ter work, Will goes to the 
bar with a friend, where 
Henry Hamilton, a rich 
man from New Green- 
wich, is buying drinks for 
everybody. A gang of min- 
ute men show up with the 
intention of taking it all 
away. Will takes a risk and 
saves the aristocrat from 
being killed, and Henry 
admits to Will that his 
desire to live has run out 
long before his time. He 
transfers 100 years of his 
time over to Will. 

Salas takes this dona- 
tion and moves himself 
across time zones to New 
Greenwich, where he gambles his 
time and wins more than twice his 
share. Here he meets Sylvia Weis 
(Amanda Seyfried), daughter of 

the wealthy Philippe Weis (Vin- 
cent Kartheiser). She has more 
than a decade on her arm but has 
yet to truly live a single day in her 


Wills fortune does not last long, 
however, as time keepers discover 
his jump through zones in a soci- 
ety where the well-being of the rich 
matters more than the work 
ethic of the poor; all but 
two hours is repossessed. 
Salas then takes Sylvia hos- 
tage and together, the Robin 
Hood-esque chase begins. 

I am normally not a typi- 
cal science-fiction fan, yet I 
loved this movie. The fast- 
paced plot was constantly 
moving. Once you think 
Will and Sylvia are safe, they 
are found. When you think 
Sylvia is acting like a spoiled, 
rich girl, she turns around 
and does something badass. 
Once it seems like there's no 
way they can possibly run 
anymore, they keep going. I 
did not feel bored at all dur- 
ing the hour and forty-nine 
minutes. Plotline aside, I 
loved how the film parallels 
IX what is currently happen- 
life, so Salas s "live life to the full- ing in the world today. Its hard to 
est" theme of life quickly rubs off find movies that make you think 
on her. Naturally, they are the two about the faults of society, and this 
love birds of the story. film does just that, even better than 

most documentaries. Occupy Wall 
Street protestors and supporters 
will gladly take Will Salas s side in 
searching for justice. The wealthy, 
New Greenwich dwelling aristo- 
crats never run out of time, similar 
to how the rich today never run out 
of money. 

The movie doesn't really do a 
great job of adjusting you to the 
different world. I thought for a 
while in the beginning that people 
only lived until twenty-five, when 
in fact, it is completely different. 
People age until they're twenty- 
five, and then after that, it is up to 
them how much time they have. 
Other than the confusing introduc- 
tion, the film is very easy to follow 
and is truly a good experience. 

I don't know what the critics of 
movie review site Rotten Tomatoes 
were thinking when they gave In 
Time a thirty-six percent. Personal- 
ly, I thought In Time was well worth 
my time, and I assure you, it won't 
waste a second of yours. 



Gamer Zone: Preqvel £• the Seqvel 

AndrewVeirtz '12 

A&E Editor 

This weeks sees the release of a 
few highly anticipated games: Call 
of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. And 
as I mentioned last 
week, Grand Theft 
Auto V was finally 
announced. What 
these games have 
in common is that 
they are all sequels. 
Modern Warfare 
3 is itself the 8th 
game with the Call 
of Duty moniker. 
And these games 
are exceptionally 
popular, with MW3 
generating nearly 
9 million preorders before its re- 
lease, according to 
In fact, most, if not all of the most 
popular games being released are 
sequels: Battlefield 3, The Legend 
of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Batman: 
Arkham City, Assassin's Creed: 

Revelations, Uncharted 3: Drake's 
Deception, Halo: Combat Evolved 
Anniversary, Saint's Row: The 
Third, Gears of War 3, Diablo III. 
The list seems nearly endless. 

Why is this a trend? Really, it 
boils down to the "if it ain't broke, 


don't fix it" mentality. Once a 
certain game or gameplay idea 
becomes popular and sells well, 
developers begin to get an idea of 
what gamers want to buy and play. 
So the developer will then work on 
a sequel that is similar to the first 

game, but with refined 
gameplay and lots of 
new content. Lo and 
behold, people will pay 
as much money for that 
as they would if it was a 
"new" game. Thus gam- 
ers will begin to recog- 
nize different brands, 
and they will know 
what they are buying 
just by recognizing the 
title. It's just brand rec- 
ognition, like any other 

Add to this that 
making a new franchise 
is extremely risky. As 
a developer, it's really 
hard to see the advan- 
tage of making an en- 
tirely new game when 
you could just crank out Call of 
Duty 14: Duck Hunt. Making a 
sequel involves a whole lot less de- 
velopment time because it is based 
off of something else. When the 
developer already has a perfectly 
good engine coded and lots and 


lots of gun models and textures 
and sounds already sitting around 
on their hard drives, it makes sense 
to just build on what they already 
have rather than scrapping every- 
thing and starting over. 

While some critics might look 

on and say that nothing original is 
coming out of the game industry 
recently, I look at it from a more 
positive perspective. The prolifera- 
tion of sequels is just an aspect of 
modern gaming that we will have 
to deal with. I think that sequels al- 
low for game companies to perfect 
their craft, to hone gameplay me- 
chanics and make them better with 
every iteration, while being able to 
add new content with every release. 
Sure, this also allows for some lazi- 
ness on the part of the developers 
in that some games tend to be car- 
bon copies of the games that come 
before them, but then these games 
won't sell as well. People won't buy 
bad games. 

In the end, good games will al- 
ways sell more than bad ones. Great 
new ideas are few and far between 
these days, and I think that's a good 
thing. It adds to their value. And 
once game companies find a good 
idea, I can't blame them for sticking 
with that idea and making it better. 


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Robert E. Vucic 

Students not fine with parking fines 

Sean Foley' 13 
Carlyn Meyer ' 1 5 

Contributing Writers 

Come on public safety, give us 
a break! To students at Lebanon 
Valley College, it seems the biggest 
thrill to Public Safety is handing 
out parking tickets. 

If you're a student at LVC, 
you Ve most likely already had an 
encounter with pub safe' by now, a 
costly one at that. Although, if you 
can move past the emotional trau- 
ma caused by Darth Vader on two 
wheels, dealing with Public Safety 
isn't all that stress inducing. Every 
ticket is a minimum of $30. 

Because Public Safety sticks 
to the letter of the law gives rise 
to, there's potential for some bad 
feelings on campus. For example, 
a student coming back from the 
weekend may park his or her car 
in an unapproved spot and begin 
making several trips to unload. To 
their surprise, they come back they 
have a parking ticket. Really? You 
can't give us a small grace period? 

Most college students are al- 

ready financially in a hole, so with 
the addition of parking tickets, 
stress levels rise. By bending the 
rules just a little bit, look at all the 
good will you are fostering. What 
did you buy with the three minutes 
I was parked there? 

The students' discontent for the 
public safety officers seems to be 
growing as do the amount of park- 
ing tickets. Public Safety even tick- 
ets guests of students on the week- 
ends. For example, one student's 
boyfriend from another college 
came to spend the weekend and 
was ticketed for parking in a per- 
mitted lot during visitation hours. 

Aside from being ticketed, what 
baffles the student body the most is 
how the visitor is supposed to pay 
for the ticket. Visitors are supposed 
to send in cash to the public safety 
office in an envelope provided al- 
ready as part of the ticket, but that 
never seems to happen. Who in the 
right mind would pay a ticket that 
wasn't being enforced? This same 
boyfriend has accumulated up to 
three tickets that have not been 
paid and probably will remain un- 

paid due to lack of enforcement. 

It may be difficult for us to ad- 
mit, but Public Safety is simply do- 
ing their job. Sure, it sucks, but as 
students we should know all of the 
parking rules. They are clearly post- 
ed on LVC's website, http://www.lvc. 
edu/ public-safety. 

Granted, we could still use a little 
grace, but at the same time we can't 
expect leniency for every parking 
violation. "...I am a sympathetic 
man and will listen to each and ev- 
ery student who comes to me. I will 
make time for all LVC students be- 
cause they are why I have a career 
here. I try to assist where I am able 
but I will not negatively impact one 
person for the benefit of another" 
explains Director of Public Safety, 
Brent A. Oberholtzer. 

We need to meet in the middle 
here. Students, we know the rules, 
let's try to keep them in mind and 
public safety, we understand you're 
just doing your job, but seriously 
give us an occasional break. 



The Drama Mamas 

Dear Drama Mamas, 

My cousin is 20 years old, unmarried, pregnant, and everyone in my staunchly Republican Christian 
family disapproves. I, however, have different views not only about acceptance but about pre-marital 
sex in general. How do I support my cousin and stay true to my beliefs without stepping on my family's 



The Secret Supporter 

Dear Secret Supporter, 

As far as supporting your cousin is concerned, just do it! You cannot let your family control 
every single one of your opinions or stomp on them when they think you are wrong. Stand up 
for yourself and your cousin (I'm sure she'll appreciate it) and let your family know what you 

However, don t demonize them for believing opposite of you. Say, for instance, at Thanks- 
giving dinner with your family someone decides to make a comment hinting negatively toward 
your cousin. Calmly confront that person. Ask why they feel that way and go from there. If the 
comment was an innocent mistake, then it will be apparent in their answer. If it was a barbed 
comment, the person will get defensive when challenged. 

Arguments break out when people discuss a touchy subject. During those arguments peo- 
ple say things they later regret. They end up saying hurtful things or even blurt out long kept 
secrets. Remember to stand up for yourself, but don t do as your family does when they beat 
you down about them, and above all else, stay calm and keep your head up. 
Much Love, 
The Drama Mamas 

Letter to the Editor: 

On Oct. 30, Carl 
'61 and Abigail 
Jarboe were pro- 
testing the Samhain banquet 
along Sheridan and North 
College. I'm appalled to know 
that an alumnus of LVC would 
protest a learning opportunity 
for students and community 
because it's against his person- 
al beliefs. 

One of the lessons I have 
learned from LVC is to cel- 
ebrate differences in religion 
and culture. I personally don't 
follow the pagan religious 
practices, but the banquet al- 
lowed me to gain insight of a 
religious perspective I never 
knew. The Jarboes did not 
have to attend the banquet, 
but what good is their protest 
for those of us who want to? 

Had the Jarboes attended 
the banquet instead of waving 
signs of "shame," they might 
have learned why people tra- 
ditionally leave flowers on the 
grave of deceased loved ones. 
Perhaps the Jarboes have done 
this unknowing of the origin. 
The banquet also alluded to 
Pennsylvania's roots, with 
a Heathen leader that per- 
formed rituals in Pennsylvania 

The Jarboes are no better 
than the Westboro Baptist 
protesters. They share the 
same ignorance and intoler- 
ance that's dangerous to our 
country, even if the Jarboes 
aren't preaching "fire and 
brimstone." The couple has no 
business shaming me for going 
to an event that my school has 
provided, or anyone else for 
that matter. 

Natalie Geiger, '12 

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at Wilkes University 
W 42-35 

Men's Swimming 
at Hood College 
L 61-132 

Women's Swimming 
at Hood College 
W 138-67 

Women's Soccer 
at#l Messiah College 
L 1-5 

Women's Volleyball 
at Messiah College 
W 3-0 (26-24, 25-21, 25-23) 

Men's Ice Hockey 
vs Drexel University 
L 1-4 

Men's Soccer 
at Alvernia University 
L 1-2 OT 

For more results, 

Jan Ikeda 
Women's Swimming 

Jan was 
named the 
MAC Swim- 
mer of the 
Week, the 
first from 
LVC since it 
began last 
year. She 
won three 
events (200 
IM, 100 

Free, 500 Free) in a win over Hood 
College. She also broke her fourth 
record in the 200 yard IM. 

Tim Picerno 



the MAC 
Player of 
the Week 
for his per- 
in a key 
win over 
Wilkes on 
He grabbed 
three receptions for touchdowns, 
two of them being clutch in the 4th 
quarter. Picerno also had 183 yards 
receiving off seven receptions. 


Friday, 11/11 

Women's Volleyball 
vs University of Mount Union 
12:30 p.m. 

vs Marywood University 

6 p.m. 

Men's Ice Hockey 
vs Penn State Berks 

7 p.m. 

vs King's College 
1 p.m. 

Women's Soccer 

at Case Western Reserve Uni- 

1:30 p.m. 

For more team schedules, 

Swimming splits at Hood, record falls 

Alex Beard '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The Lebanon Valley swim team 
made the trek to Frederick, MD 
on Saturday and split their meet 
with Hood with freshman Jan 
Ikeda stealing the show, winning 
three events and setting a new 
school record in the 200 IM. 

The women captured a com- 
manding 138-67 victory over the 
blazers behind a strong show- 
ing from Ikeda and wins from 
sophomores Alicia Hain and Julia 
Mongeau and both 200-yard relay 

Ikeda, swimming the 200 IM 
for the first time, set the school 
record with a time of 2:18.48, 
winning by nearly 12 seconds 
while also picking up wins in the 
100-free (56.21) and the 500-free 

Hain placed first in the 200- 
free (2:10.49) and the 100-back 
(1:06.34) and Mongeau placed 
first in the 100-fly ( 1:07.50). 

Rebecca O'Loughlin, Sabrina 

ABOVE: Sophomore women's swimer Alicia Hain competes in the 
100-backstroke. She went on to win in 1:06:34. 

Fellenbaum, Kerri Bailey, and 
Gabbie GrofF took the win in the 
200-medley in 2:09.38 while Mary 
Gardner, GrofF, Noelle Brossman, 
and Hain won the 200-free with a 
time of 1:51.71. 

The mens swim team was less 
fortunate, falling 132-61 with a 
lone win from the 200-medley 
relay team of Elliot Bonds, Erik 

Brandt, Ryan Humphries, and 
Shane Miller (1:58.94). 

The teams will enter their home 
water Friday night at 6pm and face 
Marywood University 



Close win for football at Wilkes 

Dan Callahan '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The strong Dutchmen of- 
fense we've seen for most of the 
year went back into action on 
Saturday at Wilkes University, 
as they won an offensive show- 
down, 42-35. 

Lebanon Valley (6-3, 4-3 
MAC) put up 513 total yards 
of offense in the win over the 
Colonels (3-5, 3-4 MAC) with 
big outings by Colt Zarilla, Ben 
Guiles, and Tim Picerno. 

Scoring was back and forth 
throughout the game, but Picer- 
no s two TD grabs in the fourth 
sealed a win for the Dutchmen, 
as a Colonel comeback was just 
not enough. 

In another big offensive 
game for the Dutchmen, Zarilla 
threw for career highs across 
the board with 277 yards pass- 
ing and four touchdowns, one of 
those being a 1-yard quarterback 
sneak. Fellow classmate and fa- 
vored receiver Picerno hauled in 
seven receptions for 183 yards 
and three touchdowns. Ben 
Guiles ran the ball down their 

ABOVE: Runningback Ben Guiles gets into the open field. He rushed for 208 yards and aTD on Saturday. 

throats again this year, carrying 
the rock for 208 yards on the 
ground. He now sits 36 yards 
back of the career rushing re- 

On the opposite side 
of the ball, Corey Homer led 
with 13 total tackles, two being 
for losses. Kevin Smith and Wes 
Rockwell both had had sacks. 

Sean Fakete broke 201 1 
graduate Brittany Ryan's record 
of single-season PAT leader at 

kicker as well, which was 33 set 
back in 2009. 

The Valley has a good 
chance of being selected to play 
in their third consecutive ECAC 
Bowl game with a win over 
King's College this Saturday. 

"I'm trying to do my best ev- 
ery week to put us in the best 
position to have another bowl 
game coming down to the end. 
I don't want to stop playing foot- 
ball," senior Tim Picerno said in 

an interview with GoDutchmen. 
com after the game. "[Zarilla 
and I] are on the same page from 
practice all week to the game. 
We just know what each other is 
going to do." 

Lebanon Valley hosts King's 
at Arnold Field Saturday. The 
action starts at 1pm. 



Volleyball sweeps Messiah, fourth straight CC title 

Win three close sets, first LVC team to win four straight CC Championships 

Chloe Gunther '13 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Taking on a tough conference 
opponent in their own gym, the 
volleyball team swept the Mes- 
siah in three hard fought sets 
to win their fourth Common- 
wealth Conference title in a 
row. They became the first team 
in school history to win four 
straight Commonwealth Con- 
ference titles. 

After losing to Widener dur- 
ing regular season play, the 
Dutchmen took the Common- 
wealth Conference semifinal 
game to five sets to pull the 
upset last Wednesday. They 
continued their streak to up- 
set Messiah on Saturday in just 
three sets. 

Leading LVC with 11 kills 
and four blocks, Jamie Hawk 
was named tournament most 
valuable player. 

Angela Kuperavage had a 
huge defensive game against 
Messiah, finishing with 25 digs. 
Kacey Musselman and Kellsie 
Groff added 12 and 11 digs, 
respectively. Musselman also 
added 24 assists and four kills. 

In the opening set, LVC was 
down 22-18. After a Falcon er- 

ror, the Dutchmen went on a 
three-point run to tie the set 
22-22. Messiah got ahead again, 
24-22 before the Dutchmen 
went on a four-point run to win 
the set. 

The second set was close for 
the whole match, and then the 
teams were tied, 20-20. The 
Dutchmen took advantage of 
the Falcons mistakes and won 
the set 25-21. 

The Dutchmen found them- 
selves trailing again in the third 
set, 11-7. They came back to 
tie the set at 15-15, and then 
pushed ahead to make the score 
22-18. Messiah made the set 
24-23, but a kill by Hawk sealed 
the win. 

With the win, the Dutchmen 
received an automatic bid to 
the NCAA Division III tourna- 
ment. They will travel to Neu- 
mann College on Friday to take 
on Mount Union in the regional 
round. In their last meeting in 
2009, Mount Union topped 
LVC 3-1 (25-17, 25-27, 23-25, 



Messiah stops LVC women's soccer in CC Finals 

Team selected to first NCAA Tournament 

Alex Beard '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Saturday was a big day for the 
Lebanon Valley women's soccer 
team with another shot at history 
as the Dutchmen looked to avenge 
a late season loss to Messiah and 
seal a first-ever conference cham- 

LVC played a strong first half, 

containing a potent Falcons at- 
tack, but eventually fell 5-1 in 

Messiah was relentless in front 
of goal, taking a 17-2 shots advan- 
tage into the half, including two 
that struck the frame of the goal. 

The pressure finally was too 
much for LVC as the floodgates 
broke and Messiah belted in four 
goals in the span of seven minutes 

to effectively put the contest out of 

The Dutchmen did pull a goal 
back in the 80th minute when Sara 
Drabenstadt coolly finished from 
close range after a Lindi Crist cor- 

Nicole Snyder s header was 
saved but the rebound fell into a 
threatening position for the senior 
to slot away. 

The goal was the Dutchmen's 
first goal against Messiah since 
Nicole Snyder netted in a 6-1 
defeat in 2009. 

LVC threatened with an- 
other Crist corner but Messiah 
held firm at the back and were 
able to score a fifth goal to put 
the game to bed and clinch the 
MAC Championship. 

Despite the scoreline, senior 

keeper Sami Young was impres- 
sive in goal making 12 saves. 

The loss was of little conse- 
quence, however, as team was 
selected for its first NCAA tour- 
nament appearance in program 
history. The soccer team will be 
playing Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at 
Case Western. 

A. BEARD alb008(o)